Sarah Laskow

Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things.

Train passengers rescue baby elephant from a ditch

Elephants are smart about many things, but trains are not one of them.

Climate change is going to cause 1.3 million extra burglaries before 2099

A new study mashed up FBI crime data with past and future climate data in order to try to estimate how many more crimes we'll commit if it's hotter out.

Domesticated honeybees are giving bumblebees their dirty diseases

What happens when many, many bees visit the same flower?

This guy wants to turn a piece of the old Bay Bridge into a house

What do you do with 50,000 tons of pre-used steel?

Elephants console friends by touching their junk

They also make sympathetic chirping sounds and put their trunks in each other's mouths.

Watch 40 artists turn this empty building into an illegal graffiti paradise

The street artist Hanksy knew you'd be into this project.

America could have been a nation of hippopotamus eaters

One booster apparently tried to influence reporters by feeding them hippo jerky.

Russia could build a train that would connect New York to Paris

This would probably be a rail line that carried more oil than people.

Finnish reindeer now have glowing antlers to protect them from cars

Finnish reindeer actually belong to reindeer herders, who'd like to keep them alive.